Khutbah notes - Crisis in Bilad Ash-Sham 1. Muslims in Syria are being killed by the regime – for accounting their government and calling for Islam. For this, people are shot in their demonstrations, and are even shot when taking the janazah prayers, as well as all kinds of torture of the Muslims taking place. This is like what happened to the people of the ditch - as Allah told us their story in the Qu'ran: ِ "#ِ$ َ&ْ( ِ* ا+ِ*,َ (ْ ِ ا-./ِ0 ا1ُ 34ِ56ْ ُ+ أ َن9ِ- ْ ُ< ْ; إ34ِ5 ا1 ُ$َ=َ> /َ5 َو And they resented them not except because they believed in Allah , the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy
2. This is not an issue for Syrians: It is an issue for the whole Ummah – we are one Ummah and so we feel their pain and we support their struggle against oppression The Messenger SAW said “The Muslims are like one man. If his eyes complain then the whole of him complains, and if his head complains then the whole of him complains.” [Muslim]
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Status of Al-Sham in Islam
Sahabah - like Sayyiduna Bilal - is buried in Damascus/ Great Scholars like Imam al Nawawi were from al-Shams There are many hadith that address the greatness of Bilad al Shaam - which is what is called Syria Imams Ahmad and Tirmidhi narrate in their collections on the authority of Zaid ibn Thabit that the Prophet ﷺsaid, ‘’How blessed is al-Sham’’! The companions around asked: ‘’Why is that’’? The messenger ﷺreplied, ‘’I see the angels of Allah spreading their wings over al-Sham’’.
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4. We have a duty before Allah to them:
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To speak out for them and show we are on their side To speak out that they are struggling against the worst Zulm: One of the worst Firawn’s of today; the son of a man who killed 20 000 in Hama 30 years ago Not to fall into sectarian traps - people are trying to make Christians and minorities afraid because Sunni Muslims have been persecuted. Islam protected minorities in a way that this regime has not protected the majority To send them sadaqa for refugees if we can find reliable means to send To support their Islamic calls - for Allah’s help alone; for help from Muslim countries; for Shariah & Khilafah Not to betray that and to push Allah and Islam to the side - like Allah Ta’la tells us
ﷺtold us – the believer is not bitten from the same hole twice:
The Victory will come from Allah – and we should not call for those who previously supported this dictator and those like him to bring about the change, whether they are Russia China US UN or NATO
َﻳَﺎ أَﻳﱡﻬَﺎ اﻟﱠﺬِﻳﻦَ آﻣَﻨُﻮا إِن ﺗَﻨﺼُﺮُوا اﻟﻠﱠﻪ
O you who believe, if you support Allah , He will support you and plant firmly your feet.